A prominent young member of the Bradley county bar, Charles Standwix Mayfield has been in successful practice at Cleveland for the past ten years, has been attorney and counsel for much of the important litigation and many of the large business interests in this section of the state, and has also given service as mayor of this city and in other capacities.
Charles S. Mayfield was born at Cleveland, Tennessee, March 15, 1881, and is a son of P. B. Mayfield, the eminent jurist and lawyer, whose career is sketched in previous paragraphs. The son received his education in the public schools of his home city, and then attended the University of Tennessee, and graduated LL.B. from the law department of Cumberland University at Lebanon in 1903. Previous to his regular university course in law, he read and pursued his studies in the office of his father and brother. After his admission to the bar in 1903 he took up regular practice at Cleveland, and formed a partnership with his two brothers, J. E. and P. B. Mayfield. This firm has since held high rank in the bar of eastern Tennessee. Its practice is general, but largely corporation interest, and the firm has represented the Southern Railway company, the Tennessee Power Company, the Cleveland National Bank, the Cleveland Bank and Trust Company, and numerous other corporations. Mr. Mayfield is an active member of the Cleveland Bar Association.
A Democrat in politics he has been active in party work to some extent for several years. In 1906, when twenty-five years old, he was elected mayor of Cleveland, and by reelection served six years, until professional work caused him to retire from office in 1912. Mr. Mayfield is a trustee of the Centenary Female College. Fraternally his relations are with the Royal Arch Chapter of Masonry, the Knights of Pythias, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and he has membership in the Commercial Club of Chattanooga and the Ocoee Club of Cleveland. His church is the Southern Methodist. (From _A history of Tennessee and Tennesseans: the leaders and representative men in commerce, industry and modern activities, Volume 8_)
BJU Board Member in 1930s. Disagreed with Bob Jones Sr.'s tantrum over Roy Smith's statement about modernism and fundamentalism.